Mexico Bicentennial –

2010 was a year of great presence in history throughout Latin America. 200 years ago, in 1810, Creole revolutions broke out in various parts of the Spanish domains. That is why Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela commemorated their bicentennial this year. And that of Mexico is undoubtedly one of the most interesting historical processes to study.

Mexican Bicentennial

The Bicentennial of Mexico was held on September 16, 2010. And even though it wasn’t really him anniversary of the independence mexican (which arrived in 1821) was the beginning of the rebellion against him Spanish colonial system.

That September 16, 1810during the early morning, the insurrection of the so-called group of “queretaro conspirators”. The priest Miguel Gentleman and ribone of its members, was the one who summoned the people of pains to rebellion. That night Gentleman pronounced the famousPain scream“: “Live the Guadalupe’s Virgin! Down with the bad government! Live Ferdinand VII!”.

After “Pain scream” went to the town jail. Together with a small group of peasants, with practically no military experience and carrying improvised weapons, he took over the prison. There they took some weapons and left Gentleman with his army from peasants to Atotonilco the Great. In Atotonilco took as the banner of the revolutionary struggle to Guadalupe’s Virginwhich is considered the first Mexican flag.

His path would then lead him to Saint Michael the Greatwhere the military converged Abasolo rebels Y Allende. It was the beginning of the long fight for the independence of Mexicowhich was not to end 1821.

If you are using this information for a school assignment, we recommend that you also visit the following topic:

articles on the Independence from Mexico:

  • Biography of Hidalgofirst part
  • Biography of Hidalgosecond part
  • YoIndependence of Mexico: the campaign Gentleman
  • Mexico’s independence: the campaign Morelos
  • The Mexican Declaration of Independence

Articles about the bicentennial celebrations:

  • Day of the Dead 2010
  • Mexico Bicentennial Celebrations
  • 2010 Bicentennial Routes
  • Mexico Bicentennial Parade

Other articles on History of Mexico:

  • Day of the Dead 2010
  • The Day of the Dead and the Aztec Culture
  • Christopher Columbus and the Discovery of America
  • Mexican Revolution
  • The Civil War within the Mexican Revolution
  • Pancho Villa

Photos of the celebration of the Bicentennial of Mexico

Along with the aforementioned, we leave you some of the photos that were taken in the celebration of the Bicentennial of Mexico in May 2010, along with an image of a coin that commemorates the double centenary of the independence of Mexico with respect to Spain.